Kansas Tuberculosis Outbreak Infects 27 People

March 18, 2015 8:10 PM

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The discovery of a case of tuberculosis earlier this month Olathe Northwest High School in Olathe, Kansas led the authorities to begin intensive testing for the infection among school staff and students. Unfortunately, health officials announced on Wednesday that twenty-seven of the three hundred people tested were shown positive for tuberculosis.

Although there were hopes that no one else got sick, the figure is not really alarming according to Lougene Marsh, director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. “The number of individuals with TB infection does not exceed what we would anticipate in this setting,” Marsh said.

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